Made from discarded materials sourced from heavy and rural industries throughout the Calliope region, the seahorse fossil was commissioned in commemoration of the new Millennium. The concept design was inspired by the fragile balance in place between nature and industry.
I was very concerned about the proximity of such heavy industry adjacent to the world heritage listed “Barrier Reef”. I felt the ever fragile seahorse form was an ideal image to use. The sculpture is approximately 5 metres high and is located on the Millennium Esplanade on the beach at Tannum Sands Queensland.
2000 "Hippocampus Whitei" - Tannum Sands
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Audio Commentary by the Artist: Christopher Trotter